East End Vernacular

Artists who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century

Author: Gentle Author

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995740112

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 155

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'East End Vernacular' presents a magnificent selection of pictures - many never published before - revealing the evolution of painting in the East End of London and tracing the changing character of the streets through the 20th century.
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Judging the Image

Art, Value, Law

Author: Alison Young

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041530184X

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Art, value, law - the links between these three terms mark a history of struggle in the cultural scene. Studies of contemporary culture have thus increasingly turned to the image as central to the production of legitimacy, aesthetics and order. Judging the Image extends the cultural turn in legal and criminological studies by interrogating our responses to the image. This book provides a space to think through problems of ethics, social authority and the legal imagination. Concepts of memory and interpretation, violence and aesthetic, authority and legitimacy are considered in a diverse range of sites, including: * body, performance and regulation * judgment, censorship and controversial artworks * graffiti and the aesthetics of public space * HIV and the art of the disappearing body * witnessing, ethics and the performance of suffering * memorial images - art in the wake of disaster.
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An East End Directory

A Guide to the East End of London with Special Reference to the Published Literature of the Last Two Decades

Author: Peter Marcan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 143

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The Buildings of Peter Harrison

Cataloguing the Work of the First Global Architect, 1716-1775

Author: John Fitzhugh Millar

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479620

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Perhaps the most important architect ever to have worked in America, Peter Harrison's renown suffers from the destruction of most of his papers when he died in 1775. He was born in Yorkshire, England in 1716 and trained to be an architect as a teenager. He also became a ship captain, and soon sailed to ports in America, where he began designing some of the most iconic buildings of the continent. In a clandestine operation, he procured the plans for the French Canadian fortress of Louisbourg, enabling Massachusetts Governor William Shirley to capture it in 1745. This setback forced the French to halt their operation to capture all of British America and to give up British territory they had captured in India. As a result, he was rewarded with commissions to design important buildings in Britain and in nearly all British colonies around the world, and he became the first person ever to have designed buildings on six continents. He designed mostly in a neo-Palladian style, and invented a way of building wooden structures so as to look like carved stone--"wooden rustication." He also designed some of America's most valuable furniture, including inventing the coveted "block-front," and introducing the bombe motif. In America, he lived in Newport, Rhode Island, and in New Haven, Connecticut, where he died at the beginning of the War of Independence.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Author: Jonathan Bloom,Sheila S. Blair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 019530991X

Category: Islamic architecture

Page: N.A

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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.
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The Art and Architecture of London

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Ann Saunders

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 480

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Introduces the reader, whether visitor or resident, to the unparalleled visual wealth and historical interest contained in London's heritage of art and architecture.
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Webster's New Universal Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760705896

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1263

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A new standard in single-volume encyclopedia that features over 25,000 entries. Includes more than 2,500 illustrations, completely up-to-date maps and charts, and is completely cross-referenced.
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ABM

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.
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